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CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Take on a senior role in the childcare sector in Australia!

This Diploma course is suitable for early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. They will implement an approved learning framework within the mandates of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

The early childhood education sector is one of the fastest growing in the country and there are plenty of opportunities available for qualified workers, with over 50,000 new jobs expected to open up in the next five years.

  • Course Code: CHC50113
  • Course Name: CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Course Delivery : Classroom and Blended modes of delivery
  • AQF Level : Level 5 - Diploma
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
The CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is nationally accredited and is suited to early childhood educators who wish to work with very young children.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will delivered over 1710 hours, including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (240 hours) and at least 320 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in four blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The total tuition cost for the CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is AUD $20,000 for international students.

The total planned duration of the course is 82 weeks including Professional experience Placement.

The CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has a total of 28 units :

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Elective Units

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world

This course leads to the following study pathways, among others:
•  Advanced Diploma of ECEC
•  Bachelor Degree of Education (Early childhood)
•  Graduate Diploma of Education
•  Master of Education

Students who have successfully completed this course can work as a Childhood Education Manager or an Outside School Hours Coordinator within an early childhood sector.

Some other potential jobs the graduates can obtain employment in are:
•  Early childhood educator.
•  Family day care educator
•  Before and after school hours' care coordinator
•  Service director/ program manager/ educational leader

Job prospects in this sector are very promising. 149,600 people in Australia were employed as Child Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP):

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without Immunisation.
• Achieve competency in the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
• A satisfactory Working with Children Clearance is required.

Please note that care provided in someone's home/FDC will only be considered if the following requirements are met/fulfilled by the student and the FDC scheme:
• FDC service management/supervisor signs and agrees to work along with the RTO ECEC trainer to ensure the student is assessed as per the RTO's training requirements.
• FDC service and the student agree for more visiting arrangements from the RTO approved trainer to assess the student for different units of competency.
• In situations where the student working as an FDC educator has not got an access of all appropriate age group of children attending their care, the student is required to undertake allocated extra placement hours in a childcare centre to verify and meet the requirements of particular unit of competency.
• Student working as an FDC educators will be required to complete all required documentation and assessment like attending SBA's, PEP's and KBA's to achieve competency and fulfil course requirements.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control.

The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength : Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility : Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing : Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision : Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication : Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Face to face Delivery

Perth (Hay Street Mall)

Jul 23, 2018
 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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